The 2021-2022 began with our students playing together, sharing stories & the sound of laughter in our playground & hallways. We are happy to welcome back all of our students, families & staff members as we continue to build upon a school community centered on our Catholic values & on excellence in education. This month, we focus on the virtue of “courage” as we help ... Continue reading "Welcome Back To St Justin, Martyr CES!!!"
Every February, we join together in celebrating Black History Month. Black Canadians and their communities have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity. Throughout history, they have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation it is today.
The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: “The Future is Now”. This theme reflects the ... Continue reading "Celebrating Black History Month"
We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to our Sharing & Caring Program here at St. Justin, Martyr CES, affiliated with St. Justin, Martyr Parish and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Gift card donations will be accepted until Friday, December 4th.
Many thanks to our CSC and school community for continuing to support those in ... Continue reading "Caring & Sharing Program"
Today marked our first day of the St. Justin, Martyr snack and nutrition program.
Many thanks to Second Harvest and Loblaws Company Ltd. for their ongoing partnership in supporting our school and wider community.
Our SJN school community of teachers, staff, in-person and remote students, came together today for a school-wide liturgy to celebrate this month of Thanksgiving.
We continue to be reminded of our many blessings and would also like to sincerely thank Msgr. Vid of St. Justin, Martyr Parish, for his lovely Thanksgiving message.
A link of this message is provided below. ... Continue reading "This Month of Thanksgiving – Message from Msgr. Vid"
We welcome all donations for the St. Justin, Martyr CES Thanksgiving Food Drive, as we partner with Markham Food Bank to alleviate food insecurity.
Donations can be made Tuesday and Wednesday (October 6th and 7th) in the marked box outside of the school entrance.
We thank you for your ongoing support.
Please note that Safety Awareness week will take place from October 5th – 9th. During this time, students and staff will participate in a Fire Drill, Lockdown and Hold and Secure, while adhering to York Region Public Health and Ministry of Education protocols and guidelines.
We thank our teachers and staff for routinely reviewing these drills to ... Continue reading "Safety Awareness Week at SJN"
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, and it has become a very important day because it signifies and honors the strength of Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools. This day also represents an ongoing commitment to reconciliation and our role to eliminate racism, hate & discrimination.
September 30th is the day that Indigenous children were taken away to residential schools, ... Continue reading "Orange Shirt Day at SJN"
On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and related amendments to the Education Act. It is observed across Ontario on the last Wednesday in September each year. The purpose of Rowan’s Law Day is to increase concussion education awareness, especially in schools.
Rowan’s Law is in honor of Rowan Stringer. In May of 2013, 17-year old Rowan ... Continue reading "Rowan’s Law"
Forty years ago this year, Canadian Hero Terry Fox was forced to end his “Marathon Of Hope” and his dream to run across Canada. Even though Terry has been gone for many decades, hundreds of thousands of Canadians continue to honour his legacy and acknowledge his contribution to Cancer Research. This year, here at St. Justin Martyr CES, our recognition of his legacy may look ... Continue reading "Celebrating Terry Fox"
Hello St. Justin, Martyr Community,
Remote learners have access to VLE support through the following:
A reminder that the remote learning day begins at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 3:30 p.m.
Dear Parents/Guardians of the SJN Community
A few helpful notes for September school re-entry:
- The first possible date to switch between in person and remote learning is November 16, 2020. Parents must notify the school by November 1, 2020.
- Parents/guardians are responsible for conducting a daily COVID-19 self-assessment. If you or your ... Continue reading "SJN Back to School Update"
Congratulations to all St. Justin, Martyr CES Grade 8 graduates!
It was wonderful to see you and your families at the recent
Graduate Drive Thru/Clap Out.
We wish you blessings for your future and a safe & happy summer ahead!
Hello Parents and Guardians of our St. Justin, Martyr Community,
This is a gentle reminder that our Parent Retrieval Dates are taking place tomorrow – Thursday, June 18th and Friday, June 19th. We would like to begin by thanking you for your patience and support during this challenging time. Please refer to your assigned time for entry. ... Continue reading "SJN Retrieval Days for Parents/Guardians"
St. Justin, Martyr CES welcomes all students and their families new to Junior Kindergarten in September, 2020.
Our incredible FDK team has been been hosting virtual “Welcome to Kindergarten” meetings, and it has been a pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful school.
Please feel free to visit the St. Justin, Martyr FDK website for information about the school, ... Continue reading "Welcome to Kindergarten!"
St. Justin, Martyr students created touching and beautiful Kindness Cards that were shared with seniors at long term care homes.
SJN partnered with Revera Living and delivered almost 200 Kindness Cards to Mackenzie Place Long Term Care Home and ReachView Village Long Term Care Home.
Residents were overjoyed by these pieces of art with inspirational messages. Well done St. Justin, Martyr ... Continue reading "SJN Kindness Cards"
As we are being told to stay home and stay safe, front-line workers continue to care for those affected by COVID-19, as well as senior citizens and those with other illnesses.
Your dedication, commitment and kindness is greatly appreciated and you are our heroes. Stay safe and healthy, and our thoughts and prayers are always with you!
Thank you for all ... Continue reading "Thank You To All Our Front-line Workers"
Compassion is a feeling of wanting to help those in need. But more than a noun, its a verb. More than a feeling, it should be an action.I will
- seek to understand others by listening
- be willing to forgive others
- give of my resources to help those in need
Lord, open our eyes ... Continue reading "Virtue of the Month: Compassion"
Wishing all of our St Justin, Martyr Families & larger school community a safe & beautiful summer! Looking forward to seeing everyone in September. God Bless!
Let’s Get Cooking!
We are so pleased to offer the opportunity to register for our first ever St. Justin, Martyr CES Virtual Cooking classes brought to you by Nourish To You.
A great evening of family fun, nutrition and connecting with your school community.
Please refer to the April ... Continue reading "SJN Virtual Cooking Classes!"